U.S. attorney general wants more 'Wire'
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he remains a big fan of the old HBO series "The Wire."
June 1st, 2011
09:52 AM ET

U.S. attorney general wants more 'Wire'

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is a die-hard fan of the HBO series "The Wire," a Dickensian drama about cops, drug gangs, crime and political and union corruption in Baltimore. Fervently praised by critics, "The Wire" attracted a large audience for five seasons before wrapping in 2008.

"I want to speak directly to (creators) Mr. (Ed) Burns and Mr. (David) Simon, do another season of 'The Wire.' ... I want another season, or a movie," Holder said, according to The Washington Examiner.

"I have a lot of power," he joked.

Holder made the remarks while flanked by actors from the show Tuesday at the Justice Department, which last year established an agency intended to help kids whose lives revolve around street violence. National Drug Control Policy czar Gil Kerlikowske and Holder said the show accurately portrayed these children's lives.

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  1. michaelfury

    Don't you have anything better to do than watch teevee, Mr. Attorney General?

    Do the charges against KSM include this "wire"?


    June 1, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Well that's not the lind of wire yer gettin' now is it Mr. Holder. How about that email wikileaked where you told Hillary that it would be illegal for US to back a coup in the Honduras. Did you get wired when the coup went right on as scheduled Eric?

    June 1, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    michaelfury...good to see you still here.

    June 1, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Shutup dude. No one gives a damn about you. Please go die.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. countryboy

    How about he just wants more money? http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE bye now.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. I'm kinda important

    Mr.Holder can just sit back and watch the real thing, since the US pretty much laid out a welcome mat for the Afghani heroin and cocaine from Colombia. HBO doesn't need to make a series, because the US has made sure we all get a front row seat.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fraidy cat

    What's the matter Eric? Is it all the hair on his shoulders? Whatcha fraid of?

    June 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ellis

    Good post Fraidy Cat,thank you.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chuck

    Good show.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. no name

    Is this so he will learn how to do his job? what a joke this news story is.

    June 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ellis

    Mike,please shut up!

    June 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pam

    Thank you on so many levels. The Wire was an excellent series. I might be willing to keep my cable account. Nah, too expensive but I would buy it.

    June 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |